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Annapolis Independence Day parade - and fireworks - go on without a weather hitch
Annapolis Independence Day parade - and fireworks - go on without a weather hitch

For full coverage and photos, go to capitalgazette.com Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Annapolis Friday for the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. The parade started with the city’s official town crier Fred Taylor ringing his bell and proclaiming that he had brought good news from Philadelphia. “The resolution of independence has been adopted,” he cried. “God bless America.” City officials had been watching as Hurricane Arthur approached the East Coast. But by the time the parade started around 6:30 p.m. there was hardly a cloud in the sky — only a cool breeze in the air. “Everyone was extremely happy,” Mayor...

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